Workers’ Comp Rate Decision

Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara again rejected the insurance industry’s request for an increase in the state’s workers’ comp advisory pure premium rates and approved a 3.4% decrease for rates as … Read More »

The Case For a Workers’ Comp Rate Cut

The insurance industry officially asked Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara to approve a 2.7% hike in California’s advisory workers’ comp pure premium rates as of September 1, 2021. Employers are backing an alternative recommendation for an 8.2% decrease based on the analysis by actuary Mark Priven of Bickmore on behalf of the public members to the … Read More »

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Commissioner Lara Approves Anti-Fraud Funds

Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara approved the recommended grant amounts for 36 county district attorneys to use to fight workers’ comp fraud in 40 different counties. The $45,889,371 in funds for the 2021/22 fiscal year is the same that California employers provided in the last round of grants, although the allocations differ in some cases to … Read More »

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District Attorneys Jockey For Anti-Fraud Funds

District attorneys from around the state made last-ditch presentations to bolster their requests for a share of the nearly $46 million that is up for grabs this year to fight workers’ comp fraud in the state. The money is part of the $78 million that California employers are required to pay to support the DAs … Read More »

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Unfiled Side Agreements Found Illegal And Void

The California Department of Insurance ruled an Indiana insurance carrier cannot enforce the terms of the collateral and indemnity agreements that were part of a large deductible workers’ comp program. The carrier did not file the side agreements for approval before they were used. The ruling stems from a dispute between Protective Insurance, formerly Baldwin … Read More »

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